The rights of an author are part of copyright law, with two principal and distinct components: the economic or property rights of the author, including royalties provisions and duration of ownership under copyright; and the author’s moral or creative rights. Please consult the section on copyright for more details on Author’s Rights, the readings below may be useful in further understanding the issues.
Refer to: Scholarly Publishing: Author's Rights, University of Iowa Libraries
- Association of Research Libraries, Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, 2012.
- Bailey, Charles W. Authorʹs Rights, Tout de Suite. Digital Scholarship, 2008.
- Brewer, Michael et al. Exceptions for Instructors in U.S. Copyright Law. 2008.
- Copyright Basics, Copyright at the University of Michigan.
- Copyright Crash Course, University of Texas Libraries, by Georgia Harper.
- Carroll, Michael. “Complying with the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: Copyright Considerations and Options (Feb 2008).
- Columbia University, Copyright Advisory Office.
- Creative Commons - provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. Two videos that explain the CC philosophy: Get Creative, and A Shared Culture.
- Partnering on Copyright, JISC/SURF.
- Purdue University Copyright Office, Author Rights, 2009.
- The Scholar’s Copyright Addendum Engine: this will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
- Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age is a report, prepared by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, calling for authors to use their leverage to negotiate licensing agreements that maximize access to and dissemination of their work.
- Suber, Peter. Balancing Author and Publisher Rights, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #110, June 2, 2007.
- University of Iowa's Author’s Addendum.